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    We Are The Roots With the recent uproar of racial based harassment at the University of Missouri, it makes one think about the actual advancement of African Americans. In America race is often the issue in many problems people face. In the TV mini-series "Roots" we see the struggles Blacks face from slavery up until the civil war. It follows the family line of Kunta Kinte and his generations to follow. As advertised, the author, Alex Haley, is a direct family member of Kunta. As a little boy he heard many stories that have been passed down about his family. He is writing to bring to the light the cruelty and injustice that has been brought upon these humans that have been turned into slaves, as well as highlighting the good in some of the…

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    stays in their state for sixty days he is re-enslaved again. So, George goes to the north, but he promises to return to his family. The Civil War is very beneficial to this family. Master Murray hires an overseer during this time named George Johnson. After the war is over, the free Murray family arrives in Lauderdale County, Tennessee. Many years pass, and Tom starts a new blacksmith business from his wagon. Tom’s daughter Cynthia is the first of the family to go to college. She met Simon…

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    It is not uncommon for people to forget that many renowned influential figures originated from humble beginnings and suffered through great ordeals to become the well-known symbols of change that are written across history books. In The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Alex Haley reminds the world of this fact through his beautifully detailed account of the life and hardships of the great human rights activist Malcolm X. The structure, style, and content of the novel advance the author’s purpose of…

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    Martin, Malcolm, and Me written by JD Lawrence displayed a remarkable production. JD Lawrence and his team did an impressive job in one hour to show the play. There are multiple things to discuss like the acting, directing, scenic, playwriting, costume, lighting, and sound design. The first thing I looked at when I walked in the theatre was how the lighting had been arranged. When we sat down and the play started the main focus is on the stage. All the lights pointed to the stage while the…

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    In the Autobiography Of Malcolm X the authors purpose contributes to the beauty and power of the text by showing the beliefs of Malcolm which he believes understanding a person, their birth must be reviewed, which relates to the authors purpose of showing the reader how Malcolm became the man he became to know in his time period. The author began the Autobiography with Malcolm still being in his "mother's womb" which could reveal the connection of his belief, which he lives on throughout his…

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    I was extremely intrigued by the works of Alex Haley, especially Queen. My first and foremost reason for choosing this book was because of my own family history and coming from ancestors who experienced being raped or having forbidden love with their slave owners. My mother's side of the family are descendants of our countries 10th president John Tyler. My mother younger siblings were the first not to be born in Richmond, Virginia. My family was given acres beyond acres of land. I remember…

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    I was extremely intrigued by the works of Alex Haley, especially Queen. My first and foremost reason for choosing this book was because of my own family history and coming from ancestors who experienced being raped or having forbidden love with their slave owners. My mother's side of the family are descendants of our countries 10th president John Tyler. My mother younger siblings were the first not to be born in Richmond, Virginia. My family was given acres beyond acres of land. I remember…

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    Racism is the belief that some races are superior to others. It separates people by color instead of what they can and cannot do. Racism gives people the opportunity to degrade others and give them the satisfaction of feeling as though they are better and should be privileged. In The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley, Malcolm experiences different situations dealing with Racism. With the teachings of Marcus Garvey’s Pan Africanism by his father Earl Little, he gets the knowledge of what…

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    Black religion appears as a form of protest where God is above the power of the oppressors, and God helps the black community overcome injustice. In The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley, religion appears as a portrayal as a way to unify the black community and create a sense of Black Nationalism. Through the portrayals of Black Christianity, the Nation of Islam, and Orthodox Islam in Malcolm’s life, we can see how religion unifies Black Americans by giving them a sense of…

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    The author, Alex Haley, uses style, content, and structure to show the development of Malcolm X through his life. The author 's purpose is to engage the reader and help the reader understand the person that Malcolm X had become throughout his life. Alex Haley was told these stories by Malcolm X, and used certain situations in Malcolm X’s life to contribute to the power and beauty of the text. The author also uses imagery and certain words to convey Malcolm X’s development. Central ideas such as…

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